Recent advances not only in the creation of new polymers but also in their processing and production have ushered in huge strides in a variety of biomedical and clinical areas. Orthopedics and dentistry are two such areas that benefit immensely from developments in polymer science and technology. Polymers for Dental and Orthopedic Applications examines the most current topics in this expanding field with an emphasis on technological evolution and clinical impacts.
Surveying major progress in polymer science and technology for dental, maxillofacial, and orthopedic applications, this book provides a unique illustration of the conceptual development of novel biomaterials and processes designed to meet targeted clinical needs. Two preeminent scientists lead a close-knit team of international experts with extensive experience in product development, bioengineering, education, and clinical applications. Ranging from polymeric materials for dental and maxillofacial application to joint repair and replacement, polymeric composites, and tissue engineering, the book also examines topics that are common to both dental and orthopedic fields, such as osseointegration and infection management.
Explore the current status and future possibilities of polymeric biomaterials in Polymers for Dental and Orthopedic Applications. A unique blend of technical information and practical insight, this reference fosters the continued growth of a critically important field.
Events Propelling the Use of Polymers in Dental and Orthopedic Applications; Waleed S.W. Shalaby and Shalaby W. Shalaby
Development and Application of New Systems
Composites for Dental Restoratives; Norbert Moszner and Ulrich Salz
Enamel and Dentin Adhesion; Ulrich Salz, Norbert Moszner, and Jörg Zimmermann
Application of Polymers in the Therapy for Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and Treatment of Dry Socket; Shalaby W. Shalaby and Ulrich Salz
Maxillofacial Bone Augmentation and Replacement; Guigen Zhang
Polymeric Biomaterials for Articulating Joint Repair and Total Joint Replacement; Shalaby W. Shalaby, Sheila D. Nagatomi, and Shawn J. Peniston
Development in Preparative, Processing, and Evaluation Methods
Physicochemical Properties of Bioactive Polymeric Composites: Effects of Resin Matrix and the Type of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate Filler; J.M. Antonucci and D. Skrtic
New Approaches to Improved Polymer Implant Toughness and Modulus; Meng Deng and Shalaby W. Shalaby
Physicochemical Modification of Polymers for Bone-Implant Osseointegration; Shalaby W. Shalaby and Bruce L. Anneaux
Surface Modification of Articulating Surfaces and Tribological Evaluation; Sunita P. Ho, Rebecca A. Caldwell, and Martine LaBerge
Histopathological Evaluation of Hard Tissue Implant Performance; Mei-Shu Shih
Advanced Biomaterials, Technologies, and Sought Applications
Mechanical Adaptation of Bone: Bioreactors for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering Applications; Jiro Nagatomi
Synthetic Scaffolds Used for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering; Mark Borden
Polymeric Controlled Release Systems for Management of Bone Infection; Marc Shalaby and Shalaby W. Shalaby